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Guest Blogging at Scientopia

Feb 13 2011 Published by under Blogosphere

Here at Scientopia we have a new plan to create lots of unwitting minions to help us take over the blogosphere. We now have a guest blog where every couple of weeks a new guest will be given the keys and be implanted with a control chipallowed to blog about what takes their fancy.

Paolo Viscardi, as he is in real life
First up is Paolo Viscardi, who usually blogs at Zygoma. Paolo is a curator at the Horniman museum in London, which is a bit out of the way (Grrl and I visited there last summer), but is fascinating once you get there: a mixture of natural history, cultural anthropology and musical instruments. Paolo's main blogging activity is to put up a Friday Mystery object, usually from the museum (and usually a skull) for people to identify.

Paolo's first post is already up, so go along, say hello, and join in the conversation.

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Predictions for 2011

Jan 02 2011 Published by under Blogosphere, Cultural Observation, Silliness

Well, last year was fun, wasn't it? Papers were published and retracted, there were the usual collective moans about poor journalism, and science advanced a few steps.

The scientific blogosphere enjoyed a bit of an upheaval, which lead to this blog being started. GrrlScientist and I are still trying to work out what we should use it for (we both do cute cat photos and videos on our other blogs).

So, what's in store for this year? Here are a few predictions that will be flushed down the memory sometime in February:
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Occam's Typewriter: here at last

Dec 12 2010 Published by under Blogosphere

I've been in Switzerland for the last couple of days, so I missed the Big Launch of Occam's Typewriter. I've been part of some of the discussions leading up to this, so I've known it was coming, but they still went and started in when I was out of contact. Pah, no consideration. But a couple of my Scientopia colleagues have already noticed.
Occam's Typewriter
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The Carnival of Evolution #30

Dec 02 2010 Published by under Biology, Blogosphere, Education, Evolution

There I was, wondering why I hadn't heard anything about this month's Carnival of Evolution, when I discovered that (a) I was meant to be writing it, and (b) it was already late. So, without further ado,
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Scientia Pro Publica - TOMORROW!

Oct 03 2010 Published by under Blog Carnivals I've Hosted, Blogosphere

I've been horribly remiss in advertising blog carnivals recently, but this one I can't avoid. Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) will return to a weekly schedule (we're getting enough submissions that every 2 weeks is a lot of work, and there are enough for one week). I was too close when she made this decision, so I was saddled with writing it. It'll be up tomorrow on my other blog, Deep Thoughts and Silliness.
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Well, That was fun

Note: this post was written by Bob O'H, not GrrlScientist. the author attribution will have to be sorted later

Sorry about the silence over the past couple of weeks. But we were having too much fun in the real world (well, Britain anyway). Whilst we were away, Scientopia had some hosting problems, and moved to another host. Not all the gremlins from the move have been sorted out (some of our archives have temporally disappeared), but we'll get this sorted out soon. MarkCC has gone far beyond the call of duty arranging the move, so we'll let him have a proper holiday first.
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Scientia Pro Publica 21: Darwin's 201st Birthday Edition

Feb 16 2010 Published by under Blog Carnivals I've Hosted

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Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.

Welcome to the 21st edition of Scientia Pro Publica, the blog carnival devoted to nurturing and encouraging an online community of blog writers who communicate with the public about science, environment and medicine. Since it was the 201st anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, I think it is important to mention that writing about science for the public has historical precedent: Darwin and other scientists of yore wrote extensively about their ideas for the public. In this blog carnival, you'll find plenty of scientists, doctors and others who are continuing this grand tradition by writing about their work and ideas for you.
I am excitement about the high quality writing in the numerous submissions (54, to be exact) that I received. That said, I was also astonished at how few of these essays had any comments -- most of them had none at all! All of these authors are writing for free. Most of them are writing because there is something special they wish to communicate with the public. So I want to make it a group project where every one of us -- yes, this means YOU, dear readers -- make an effort to leave a comment on at least one of these essays that I've linked here. Let the author know if their writing resonated with you; what did they do well? What could they have explained better? You, as members of the public, are both audience and teachers -- let's make sure that we provide these writers with some encouragement and feedback!

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Scientia Pro Publica 13: Nobel Prize Edition

Oct 05 2009 Published by under Blog Carnivals I've Hosted

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Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.

As you know, the first full week of October is Nobel Prize week, the week when new discoveries and innovations that benefit humanity are celebrated on the worldwide stage. In short, this is the one week of the year when scientists get to be international "rock stars"! So in honor of the Nobels, I think it is appropriate to celebrate science by focusing on those who write about science, nature, medicine and technology for the public. The only blog carnival that does this is Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People). I hope you enjoy this collection of essays and that you are encouraged to submit essays as you read your way through the blogosphere during the next couple weeks.

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Scientia Pro Publica 10, The Science, Nature and Medicine Blog Carnival

Aug 19 2009 Published by under Blog Carnivals I've Hosted

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Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.

The summer has caused the carnival contributions to be reduced to a minimal number, but as always, all of the contributions are valuable and interesting reading. I am sure that the number of submissions will increase as soon as school begins soon.

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I and the Bird, 101

May 28 2009 Published by under Birding, Blog Carnivals I've Hosted

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Welcome to Birds seen on the other side of the Century Mark!

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